Find Winter Trips and Activities

Winter travel is not everyone’s cup of tea: You have to carry more luggage, roads can be dangerous, flights are delayed. But for those cold weather enthusiasts who love the who love the crystal clarity of winter air, the creak of cold, dry snow underfoot,  and the exhilaration of sliding, slipping, schussing, or skiing through bracing air, we have have some — dare we say it — super cool trips.

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Winter Activities: The Bucket List


ChristmasMarket

Navigating Prague’s Christmas Markets

It feels as though I am swimming upstream in a school of fish. I must look down to pay attention to the uneven cobblestone streets, which while romantic in looks, provide an ongoing challenge in balance. I immediately regretted giving in to the handwritten signs for svařak, the hot mulled ...
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Early Season Skiing at Killington, Vermont

Sometimes it's the ritual that matters. Vermont's Killington Ski Area is one of the East's iconic ski areas, and it makes a point of having the longest season in the East, as well as being among the first, if not THE first, to open every year. To be honest, that first day ...
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Bobsled track at Utah Olympic Park

Feel like an Olympian in Utah’s Olympic Park

Even for those like me, normally the hardiest of skiers, it’s nice to spend a day off the downhill slopes while visiting Park City. I know that time away from the lifts allows me to enjoy other attractions that I cannot find back home. So how about learning a bit about ...
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Summer Sledging on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, Kaprun, Austria

Somebody’s grumbling. I can tell by the tone of voice, even before the words become clear. It’s something to do with having worn shorts. After all it’s August and the temperature in the valley below is creeping up into the nineties. Shorts seemed like a good idea when we set ...
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Snow cat groomer makes its way down a ski slope at Sun Peaks Resort, BC, Canada. Photo by Jayson Ryland/Sun Peaks

Riding A Snowcat Groomer Into the Sunset in British Columbia

They come out at night and do their job. You can see their lights progressing across the ski slope and occasionally hear their roar. And the next morning, they’ve left this delicious set of corduroy tracks across the ski hill. I’d always wanted to go on slope with a snowcat groomer ...
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First view of the slopes

A Flatlander Skiing Wintergreen, Virginia

When I posted a picture from the top of the slopes on Facebook, my jaded West Coast friends responded with ridicule and words like “bunny hill” and a definition of “slope.” In Your Bucket Because... It's good for learning -- or re-learning -- snow sports skills. There's a spa for apres-ski ...
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